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I co-scope challenges with project sponsors, engage stakeholders to understand all points of view, highlight insights to reframe perspectives, generate alternative solutions and find moments to test ideas, iterate, build in feedback loops and develop plans of action to execute on ideas. Currently I am an experience designer for Kaiser Permanente. Previously, I was the Associate Director of Design for America where under my leadership the program grew from 40 college students at one university to 1,000 students at 29 universities throughout the US where interdisciplinary teams used creative problem solving for local and social good. My past work and students have been discussed in publications and blogs such as Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Core77 and more. I have given talks at conferences such as TEDx, IDSA, IxDA, Better Word by Design, and given workshops at college campuses across the country. I earned my masters in Organizational Change from Northwestern University and a BFA in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design and have taught design and engineering at both universities.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Follow Me!

Hey Everyone- good news! Timberland has chosen me as an "EarthKeeper Hero!" You can now follow me this year as I blog about my upcoming healthy home make over show with innercity teens here! You'll get a behind the scenes look at putting together the program and how it all turns out! 

I won't be blogging here for a while so I'll catch you over there! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nominated!

Hey Everyone! Cool news! After scouting out for "EarthKeeper Heros" Timberland and Changents has found and nominated me! Here's a little video I put together to tell them a little bit more about myself. Fingers crossed!